TIFA 2021 Editorial / sports

Madame Butterfly

  • Prize
    Bronze in Editorial/sports
  • Photographer
    David Gray
  • Agency / Studio
    Agence France Presse
  • Technical Info
    Canon 1dx Mark Iii, 100-400mm Lense
  • Photo Date
    12th February, 2021

The shadow of Japan’s Naomi Osaka is cast onto the court as she gently removes a butterfly that flew onto her dress during her match at the 2021 Australian Open tennis tournament, February 12, 2021.

After joining Reuters in 1995, I have covered news and sporting events in Asia and the South Pacific region. I have covered 9 Olympic Games, a total of 14 World Cup tournaments for soccer, cricket and rugby, numerous world athletics and swimming championships, and 24 Australian Open tennis tournaments. In 2003 I was appointed Reuters Chief Photographer Australia, until 2007 when I moved to Beijing, China as a Specialist Photographer. I moved back to Australia in 2013, and became a freelance photographer in 2019.